Maggie Q is an American actress, model and animal rights activist. She is known for starring as the title role on The CW action-thriller series Nikita. She also starred as former FBI agent and CIA Case Officer Hannah Wells in the political drama series Designated Survivor. Q had starring roles in the action films Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard & Priest. She portrayed Tori Wu in the dystopian science fiction action film Divergent & reprised her role in the sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant.

Birth Name

Margaret Denise Quigley


Maggie Q


Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Maggie Q was born on May 22, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.


She’s currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign




Her father is of Polish and Irish descent, whereas her mother is of Vietnamese origin.




Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She then attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field and swim teams. She won the title of Best Body senior year and graduated in 1997. She won an athletics scholarship to a private university and intended to study veterinary science. Q’s family was unable to assist her financially; she left Hawaii during the summer in hopes of earning enough money so that she could start her studies in the fall.

Family Details

  • Father – US army veteran
  • Mother – Property Investor
  • Siblings – She has four older siblings including two older sisters and two older half-siblings from her mother’s first marriage.

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Maggie Q has dated –

  • Daniel Henney (2005) – Maggie had a very short-lived romance with actor and model Daniel Henney in 2005. They were reported to have met at a party in Hong Kong.
  • Justin Long (2007) – Actors Justin Long and Maggie Q started dating after having worked together in the 2007 film Live Free or Die Hard. They were even spotted making out while attending a party at the Playboy mansion.
  • Brett Ratner (2008-2010) – Maggie dated film director Brett Ratner, with whom she had earlier worked with in Rush Hour 2 in 2001, for a couple of years. They ended their relationship in 2010.
  • David Leitch (2010) – In 2010, it was reported that Maggie Q was seeing the Hollywood stuntman David Leitch, whom she had first met on the sets of movie Balls of Fury (2007).
  • Thomas Care (2011-2012) – Maggie created quite a stir when she started dating her TV series Nikita crew member Thomas Care in 2011. The scandalous aspect of this relationship was that Care was a married man at the time of the relationship. They were spotted together on casual outings as well as red carpet events.

  • Dylan McDermott (2014-2019) – Maggie was first spotted together with her Stalker co-star in September 2014 while shopping in Brentwood. They went public with their relationship by getting engaged and walking the red carpet together at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2015. They broke up in 2019.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 51 kg
  • In Pounds – 112½ lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 31-22-32
  • Bust – 31 inches
  • Waist – 22 inches
  • Hip – 32 inches
  • Bra Size – 30A

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Having starred in Mission: Impossible III (2006), Rush Hour 2 (2001), science fiction action film series Divergent and TV show Nikita from 2010 to 2013.

Film Debut

She made her movie debut in the Cantonese horror comedy Gui ming mo in 2000 for her role as Anna.

Television Debut

She made her first TV appearance in Cantonese drama show House of the Dragon in 1998 as Devine in a number of episodes.

Brand Endorsements

Maggie Q has done brand endorsements for Beauty and makeup brand Lux, Japanese personal care and cosmetics giant Shiseido, Just Diamond Jewellery, Lancel, Max Factor, Nivea, Oil Of Olay, Shiseido, Suzuki & Far Eastern Bank etc.

Awards & Nominations

2007Asian Excellence AwardsSupporting Film ActressMission: Impossible IIIWon
2009Hawaii International Film FestivalMaverick AwardThe Warrior and the WolfWon
2010IGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroNikitaNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNominated
2012IGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNominated
2013TV Guide AwardsBest EnsembleNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNominated
2014Young Hollywood AwardsBest Cast Chemistry – FilmDivergentNominated

Maggie Q Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Friends (1994-2004)
  • Favorite City – New York City
  • Favorite Food Item – Kale
  • Favorite Meal – Salads

Maggie Q Net worth

Maggie Q has a estimated net worth of $9 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Maggie Q

  • Maggie Q was nominated as the best body in the senior year of her high school, where she excelled in swim, field and track events as well.
  • At the age of 17, Maggie moved to Japan to start her modeling career after a suggestion from her friend.
  • Maggie has a phoenix tattoo on her left hip, which was done by an artist in Vancouver and drawn by an artist in Asia to symbolize her career journey.
  • She is an animal lover and has a history of adopting rescued dogs as pets. At one time, she had eight rescued dogs in her house.
  • Maggie is involved with the animal rights organization, PETA and has fronted a number of campaigns for the group in Asia.
  • In 2006, she starred in her breakthrough role as Zhen in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible III. She played the secondary antagonist in the fourth instalment of the Die Hard film series Live Free or Die Hard (2007).
  • In 2008, she was selected by the Asia Pacific division of PETA as Person of the Year and also shortlisted her in the best-dressed celebrities list.
  • In August 2011, she had a temporary hearing loss while doing a stunt.
  • Her character on ABC’s Designated Survivor, Hannah Wells is a smart and intuitive agent with the FBI. The show began airing its second season on September 27, 2017.


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